Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Program Auto Exposure mode?, part of Learning the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D and Kiss X7).
- The programmed Auto mode of your camera…automatically adjusts shutter speed…and aperture based on a built-in program.…This is often a useful mode if you want to shoot snapshots,…or you're dealing with tough lighting and…you'd like the camera to choose some,…or most of the exposure settings for you.…When shooting in programmed Auto mode,…the camera will determine both shutter speed and aperture.…However, you're free to choose how the…auto focus, white balance, ISO, and file format behave.…While the camera calculates exposure using a program,…you still have some choices.…
With options like flexible program,…and exposure compensation, you can alter…the camera's initial shutter speed and aperture choices.…For this reason, program mode is very useful to shoot in…as you get more comfortable with your camera's controls.…It gives you more control than a full Auto mode,…but it still insures that you get…a proper exposure in most cases.…To change to Program mode, rotate the mode dial to the "P".…That's for Program mode.…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your 100D straight out of the box.
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Program Shift mode
- Exploring Autofocus
- Focusing manually
- Shooting in Continuous (burst) mode
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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